Sunday, April 3, 2011

eggs!

 

What an exciting week!  Zinnia and Sweet, both of Destany's chickens, are laying eggs.  One lays in the morning, and one in the afternoon.  We probably check for eggs at least ten times a day.  I wonder when the novelty will wear off? 

Their nesting box is a large mailbox.

Yes, they do use it. :)

Looks at the beautiful shades of brown!  This is our first dozen, in order from left to right, top then bottom.  Today's egg was huge compared to the first eleven!

9 comments:

Julie said...

You'll have to research, but I think the smaller eggs are considered "pullet" eggs -
my Amish friends say they are more nutritious and delicious.

Elise said...

I think you've got an ostrich in the flock. :) Congratulations Destany!

love said...

oh fun! i'd love to have chickens someday!

just came to say that we have been using the body butters and i'm LOVING the chocolate peppermint one! i tweeted it & will try to even blog about it for you all soon! love it! thanks!

Annie said...

I can't wait till you so many you start giving them away --- to me! :)

Andy and Kiara said...

We are looking forward to sharing! Right now we are getting two most days. Soon we will have 5 - 6 each day. Start saving your egg cartons, okay? :)

Jamie said...

I LOVE it! I want chickens soooooooooo bad. Right now, I will focus on our adoption, but when that settles, it's chicken time ;). You'll have to share your tips with me!

Rachel said...

Those are GORGEOUS! The people I buy my eggs from right now are moving to Snowflake and trying to get rid of their chickens. (If you need any, FYI) BUT, I'd love to buy some when you're getting bunches of them a day. "real" eggs are so much better than store bought ones :)

Granny Isy said...

Keandre, when you gather the eggs will you save some for me? I'd like to have one of each color. Will the chickens lay different colors for Easter?

AdoptionMom said...

I can't wait to find eggs, I keep looking, but all I find is POOP! lol.
How do the chickens get into the mailbox? Ours can't even figure out how to use the roosts yet...lol. The babies were laying on the cold ground, so we had to bring them back inside the other night. My DS says that chicken in the picture looks like a Barred Plymouth Rock?
Love the egg picture, I think I will do that too and compare sizes.
Moe
http://adoptivemomhomeschoolinganonlychild.blogspot.com/

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